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Changes could be coming to the Wausau School District

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -

The Wausau School District says it's struggling to balance the budget.

That's why school leaders say they have created a task force designed to help guide the district's future.

So far, the group has created two proposals.  The first would close Hewitt-Texas Elementary School and A. C. Kiefer Educational Center. School leaders the proposal also includes building an addition on Stettin Elementary.

A. C. Kiefer holds 4-year olds kindergarten and early childhood programs. School leaders say the building is in need of up to $2 million in repairs.

The second proposal would move fifth graders out of the elementary schools and into the two middle schools. School leaders say there would then be a possibility of building additions to the middle schools.

The superintendent's office said she was not available for an on camera interview, but tells Newsline 9 no decisions have been made. They say the proposals are intended as a starting point and the district won't see any changes for at least two years.

School leaders say both proposals still need to be revised and community input will be encouraged as more research is done.

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